Citizenship in Britain: Values, Participation and Democracy

Citizenship in Britain: Values, Participation and Democracy

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Overview

The concept of citizenship is currently the focus of discussion by the media, politicians and academics, because of a generally perceived growth in public disaffection and apathy. Presenting the first comprehensive study of British citizenship, this book is comprised of surveys of political participation and voluntary activities, as well as the beliefs and values which support them. The authors provide a sophisticated discussion of the concept of citizenship, and the consequences of a lack of civic engagement in a modern democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521534642
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Charles Pattie is Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. His publications include From Votes to Seats: The Operation of the UK Electoral System since 1945 (with R. J. Johnston, D. F. L. Dorling and D. J. Rossiter, 2001) and Scotland Decides: The Devolution Issue and the Scottish Referendum (with James Mitchell, David Denver and Hugh Bochel, 2000).

Patrick Seyd is Emeritus Professor of Politicsat the University of Sheffield. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Paul Whiteley, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Paul Whiteley, 2002).

Paul Whiteley is Professor of Government at the University of Essex. His recent publications include New Labour at the Grassroots: The Transformation of the Labour Party Membership (with Patrick Seyd, 2002) and High Intensity Participation: The Dynamics of Party Activism in Britain (with Patrick Seyd, 2002).

Table of Contents

1. Theories of citizenship; Part I. Understanding Citizenship: 2. Civic beliefs and citizenship; 3. Civic behaviour and citizenship: macro politics; 4. Civic behaviour and citizenship: micro politics; Part II. Modelling Citizenship: 5. Alternative theories of citizenship; 6. Testing rival theories of citizenship; Part III. The Consequences of Citizenship: 7. So what? The consequences; 8. The dynamics of citizenship; 9. Conclusions.

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